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    ISAF Joint Command evening operational update



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces conducted a security operation in Waygal district, Nuristan province, yesterday.

    During the operation the security force identified the al-Qaida-associated insurgent Khanjar, also known as Turab. The security force engaged Khanjar and killed him.

    Khanjar was an insurgent leader with ties to both the al-Qaida terrorist organization and the Taliban insurgency. He provided safe-haven to al-Qaida members operating throughout Nuristan and coordinated Taliban activities in the region. He also oversaw the training of Taliban insurgents in the province.

    After the engagement, the security force conducted a follow-on assessment of the area and confirmed no civilians had been harmed and no civilian property had been damaged.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, today. The Taliban leader is a specialist in the use of improvised explosive devices and directs IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout northern Helmand. As a result of the operation, the security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and seized more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of explosive material and IED components.



    Date Taken: 07.25.2012
    Date Posted: 07.25.2012 03:11
    Story ID: 92105
    Location: KABUL, AF

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